after a few quick nights home in bellingham i’m back in vancouver (wa) for the essentials of development seminar http://www.murdock-trust.org/enrichment-programs/essentials-development-seminar.php with the M. J. Murdock Trust. i am designated as a “back bencher,” observing the process, gaining valuable insights and making connections with those participating. another benefit will be growing connections with Murdock staff members and side work on the Trust’s vision and call internship program. additionally, i have ministry history with all three of the seminar facilitators and look forward to ongoing connections with them. next week i’m off to dallas, tx for the refresh college ministry conference http://collegeunion.org/refresh/. i’ll post more about that in the coming days.